Available student project - Origomu

Research fields

  • Biophysics
  • Topological and Structural Science
A section through a folded sphere

Project details

The work will give us an overview of the basoic and physics and geometry that emerge when elastic bend-reisitent sheets are folded. What are the possible folds if the topoogy is to remain fixed (a sphere)? How does the bending energy depend on the fold type? How sticky do surfaces have to be to stabilise folds? The work relates to the phenomenon of membrane folding in vivo - a common propcess that has not been explored theoretically  in any detail yet. 

Project suitability

This research project can be tailored to suit students of the following type(s)
  • 3rd year special project
  • Honours project
  • Phd or Masters

Contact supervisor

Hyde, Stephen profile

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